Currently an investigator with
the California Department of Insurance, Fraud Bureau, Tony Alvarez’s law enforcement career began with the Los Angeles
Police Department spanned more than twenty-six years. For twenty-one of his twenty-six
years with LAPD, he was a detective assigned to Narcotics Division. As a Detective
supervisor assigned to the Major Violator Section of the Narcotics Group (LAPD), Detective Tony Alvarez gained extensive experience
in the field of undercover operations, surveillance and informant control, development and management.
Tony Alvarez has been a contributing
writer for the California Narcotic Officer's Association quarterly magazine. He is an instructor for the California Narcotic
Officer's Association on Narcotic Officer Survival and has made his training presentations at the FBI Academy in Quantico
(Virginia); and, has also instructed local, state and federal officers nationwide. In 1995, Detective Alvarez was awarded
the DEA Award of Valor, the INEOA Medal of Valor and the Al Steward Memorial Award (California Narcotic Officer of the Year).
In 1996, he was awarded the LAPD Medal of Valor. He is the author of Undercover Operations Survival in Narcotics Investigations.
According to the book description
of Undercover Operations Survival in Narcotics
Investigations, “undercover work is one of the most dangerous yet challenging types of police investigation,
requiring extensive tactical preparedness and close continuing assessment throughout the operation. If proper planning is lacking, explosive conflict can occur without warning. The author presents the wide range of considerations necessary to execute safe undercover teamwork, eliminating
complacency, demonstrating how to seize contraband, obtain evidence and arrest violators.
Conducted properly and safely, investigations provide immediate gratification to all involved. Furthermore, the techniques and procedures outline in this book can be easily adapted to any undercover
June has been a Police Officer, U.S. Secret Service Agent, U.S. Customs Intelligence Specialist, Private Investigator, Executive
Protection and Security Specialist, and University Instructor. He began his protective service career as an eighteen-year-old
soldier assigned to an elite military police unit in Germany responsible for the protection of the Commanding General.
military service, Dale June settled in California where he worked as a Shasta County Deputy Sheriff, a Redding and Sacramento
Police Department (California) police officer while attending college. Graduating with a BS degree from Sacramento State University
in Public Administration, he joined the U.S. Secret Service in the Sacramento field office. Dale L. June was assigned to the
White House for five years during the Nixon and Ford Administrations. He also was involved with protecting many other high-ranking
American and foreign dignitaries, including Presidents Carter and Reagan. During his tenure with the Secret Service, he participated
in many trip advances, worked closely with the White House Press Corps, and was a presidential driver for nearly two years.
While assigned to the Presidential Protective Division he obtained a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from George Washington
Service duties included a two-year assignment as a protective intelligence agent responsible for investigating threats against
those protected by the service, interviewing those responsible for the threats, and determining the degree of potential danger
the Secret Service, Dale L. June started his own executive protection company, providing security to European and Middle Eastern
royalty, celebrities, including many well-known television and movie personalities, VIPs, corporate executives, and an occasional
foreign tourist. Later, he returned to government service as a U.S. Customs Intelligence Research Specialist assigned to working
terrorism and organized crime. Dale L. June is the author of two books: Introduction to Executive Protection and Protection, Security, and Safeguards:
Practical Approaches and Perspectives. He is also the co-author of Undercover.
originally published by C.C. Thomas in 1971. It approaches the topic from three angles: How to handle informants, how to investigate
suspects, and how to be an undercover agent. The book quickly became the classic text for a whole generation of law enforcement
personnel, and the name of Carmine Motto, now retired from the secret service, is Motto's agent with the suggestion that we
reprint. I countered that we might consider a completely revised edition if June, on of our authors and a fine writer, would
agree to co-author. Motto and June have enthusiastically agreed to work together to modernize the writing, replace the photographs,
and update the cases. Other revisions are listed below in the key features section.”
Capt. Charles Beene retired from the San Francisco
Police Department after 28 years of service. He successfully supervised crowd control for such major events as the 1984 Democratic
National Convention and two Super Bowl victory parades that drew 700,000 people each, as well as scores of demonstrations
for and against various social and political issues.
Jerry VanCook holds
a B.S. in Criminal Justice and an M.A. in English, and has been involved in law enforcement for nearly thirty years. Jerry VanCook began his law enforcement career with the Garfield County Sheriff’s
Office (Oklahoma) and ended it assigned to the Special Operations Unit of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. A long
time practioner of marshal art, Jerry VanCook earned his first Black Belt in Okinawan Goju-Ryu karate. Jerry VanCook is the author of Going
Undercover: Secrets And Sound Advice For The Undercover Officer; Real World Self-Defense: A Guide To Staying Alive In Dangerous
Times; and, Volume No. 189 in the Executioner series.